Paul Egli and Maurice Archambaud make their way through floods in Lille during the 1936 Tour de France
Louison Bobet, 1950
Cool kids: Greg Lemond and Steve Bauer walk to the start of the final stage of the 1985 Tour de France in Orleans
Photo: Offside / L’Equipe / l’origine: https://rouleur.cc
Pantani tracking Ullrich, 1998 Tour de France
Jacques, with the No. 1 race number signifying the previous year’s winner, shown here in the 1964 Tour de France wearing the yellow jersey of the race leader. He won the 1964 Tour de France, the last of his five victories in the event.
The Badger taking a break at 1985 Tour de France…
Zoetemelk, Kuiper, Andersen and De Muynck, Tour de France 1980
Laurent Fignon takes a few snaps, Tour de France 1989.
If, like me, you were confused by Laurent Fignon wearing a Panasonic jersey in the last image posted here, this helps explain it.
Fignon swapping shirts with Teun Van Vliet, Tour de France, 1989.
Imagini_ Reuters | Charles Platiau
It was no new experience for Raymond Poulidor to find himself in 1976 battling to become the top Frenchman in the Tour with the whole population of race followers ranged like an invisible host of angels at his back. It was simply gratifying to experience it once more at forty: Poupou tu es le papa indeed.
Read the full story at https://rouleur.cc/journal/racing/tour-de-france-anquetil-poulidor-rivalry
The gruppetto grind their way up the final switchbacks to the finish line at Arcalis – only to have to turn around and descend in the pouring rain to the buses down below. Lotto-Soudal had their van around the 2k to go mark, so Andre Greipel finished, descended to the van, then got changed on the side of the road. Glamorous to the extreme.